Specialized Australia Pty Ltd—MY2002 – MY2015 Bicycles with Front-Wheel Quick-Releases and Disc Brakes

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All models of Specialized bicycles from model years 2002 through 2015 equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release cam levers that open far enough to potentially come in contact with the disc brake rotor. Bicycles with front quick-release cam levers that have a clearance of at least 6 millimetres, which is the equivalent of the width of a # 2 Pencil, between the leading edge of the cam lever in its most open position and the disc rotor while applying thumb pressure on the end of the cam lever directed towards the rotor (the “#2 Pencil Test”) are not included in this corrective action.
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Reasons the product is recalled

A front quick-release cam lever that has a clearance of less than 6 millimetres and is improperly adjusted or left open while riding may come in contact with the front disc brake rotor.

The hazards to consumers

If the quick release lever contacts the front disc brake rotor, this may cause the front wheel to come to a sudden stop or separate from the bicycle, posing a risk of injury to the rider.

What consumers should do

Consumers should perform the #2 Pencil Test (a video on how to perform the #2 Pencil Test is on www.quickreleaserecall.com) to determine if their bicycle is affected. If the bicycle is affected, consumers should visit their nearest Authorised Specialized Retailer for a free replacement of the front quick-release.

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Responsible regulator

Australian Competition and Consumer Commission is the responsible regulator for this recall.

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